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# U N LO CK IN GYOUPROJ E C T

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umo is a Japanese style of wrestling. It is originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto Deities. Sumo is also performed by only men and it is part of the old-aged tradition of this sports. Bound by its strong religious and historical background, Sumo has become one of the most popular traditional sports in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. The rules of Sumo are quite simple. The Rikishi (Sumo wrestler) who first exits the right or touches the ground with any part of his body besides the soles of his feet loses. There are no weight restrictions or classes in Sumo. That’s why weight gain is an essential part of this sports. Can you imagine if you have to beat someone who is two (or three times) heavier than you?

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To win a Sumo wrestling, a Rikishi needs to master Sumo winning techniques called Kirimate. There are around 82 Kirimate in Sumo.

Mastering the technique will give Rikishi more chance to defeat his opponent who might be stronger, bigger, or faster. So what are the techniques and how to use them? Here are some brief descriptions of several Kirimate to give you more insight into Sumo. But keep in mind, “Don’t try this at home!”

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